Console in adapted boat

Adjustable console in adapted boat makes it possible for wheelchair users to steer the boat

User at console
User at console

Description
The driver’s seat can be folded out of the way against the side of the boat so that a person who uses a wheelchair can steer the boat. The adjustable-height console has a tilting wheel and is adapted with a steering wheel ball. The wheelchair can be tethered in place, see associated tip.

Made by
Hanterbara Båtar AB, www.hanterbarabatar.se (only in Swedish) (last checked June 2017)

Purchased from
Hanterbara Båtar AB, www.hanterbarabatar.se (only in Swedish) (last checked June 2017)

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2010

User at console (close-up)
User at console (close-up)
User steers boat
User steers boat
User steers boat
User steers boat

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Anchor points on floor of boat make it possible to tether wheelchairs.

Tipsare: Jonas

Jonas is the founder of Sveriges Funktionshindrades Frilufts och Fiskeföreningen (Sweden Recreation and Fishing Association for People with Disabilities) sverigesfff.se/det-har-ar-sfff/. He also is the co-founder of Hanterbara Båtar AB, www.hanterbarabatar.se a company building accessible boats. He was injured in 2002 and has a complete paraglegia. He does not have any assistance.